MARJA-ELINA UUSITUPA

MARJA-ELINA UUSITUPA


1957,
Installation Artist, conceptual artist, media artist, installation artist, photographer, environmental artist, sound artist
Helsinki
melinauusitupa@gmail.com
http://www.marjaelinauusitupa.net
Artist’s Statement 

Marja-Elina Uusitupa Helsinki, Finland

Studied at the University of Industrial Arts (MA), Helsinki, and at the Free Art School, Helsinki. She has exhibited her work in Finland and abroad.

"My themes are: people (human being), time, space, environment and socio-environmental space.

My art practice involves ”environmental art “, site specific art, earth art, installation art, new media. Earlier also painting, which I (temporarily) stopped in year 2005. In the last years I have been working more and more with new media and photos. "

"How I became an artist:
(I am sure that it has something to do with (these) following things)

When I was between one and two years I was so curious what is happening in the outside world that
I fell down from the second floor window and got a concussion and broken arm. Since then I have been living left handed in the right handed world. When I was six or seven years old I drew a rabbit on a small piece of pink paper with a ballpoint pen and decided then to become an artist.

Later I was interested in studying history, philosophy, archeology and psychology and got excited about exploration. That’s when I started to follow “my first plan” to become an artist."



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